UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. Fibre optic cables will conduct the data faster than the copper wires used in VDSL connections.
    2. The quality of data is low in fibre optic cable than the VDSL because of the degradation of light was used in fibre optics.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)         Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The fibre optic cables should provide speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps) for uploads and even 200 (mbps) for downloads, that compared to 25 to 50 (mbps) for VDSL connections. That's because, unlike with copper cables the data is not transmitted via electrical pulses, but with aid of light signals.

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